EVE has locked out new players essentially because it takes too long to get your skills up.
I hear this quoted often by people without the patience to give EVE a try. It's flat wrong and demonstrates your ignorance of how EVE is implemented. You don't need five years to succeed in your chosen profession; heck, you don't even need 6 months. The largest part of being successful is gaining experience through playtime and having a certain amount of fearlessness. I wager that this is true of most every MMORPG. Past a certain point, your training just adds versatility anyhow.
Coding is easy; All you do is sit staring at a terminal until the drops of blood form on your forehead.